Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Every SparkPoint I earn is equal to a penny. I keep track of how many points/pennies I have. When I want to get myself something, new shoes, workout DVD, game for Wii, etc. it comes from the points/pennies I have earned. A great incentive to check in everyday on SP, track food and fitness, etc.
You can keep a total of how many points you earn each month to keep up with it. Or, you can have a penny jar where you actually put in the money daily, weekly or monthly.
Cardio workouts are better with "interval training"!
During a 30 minute cardio workout, when reaching the minute prior to 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30, I do a one minute full out sprint. This makes the time pass so much faster and expends significantly more calories.
Added bonus: I have to cool down after my sprint at minute 30, which extends my workout by 5 minutes. This means every 6 days, I'm getting a bonus 30 minute workout!
I was getting bored with my workout routine to the point that the minute I hit 30 minutes I was done! Then I decided to incorporate things I needed to do into my workout like walking to get groceries or a new toothbrush. Depending on the distance I can got for an hour and not feel like a workout!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.